SSEA the Sound – September 16th Benefit Cruise cancelled for 2018/ September 15, 2019 is next year’s date

This year’s cruise was cancelled due to weather.  NEXT year’s Cruise will be September 15th, 1 – 5 pm.  Don’t want to miss it….put it on your calendar now.

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Celebrate the Estuarium’s 5th Birthday – September 9th

Sunday, September 9, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm 

The Estuarium is open to the public during these hours.

FREE ADMISSION on Septmber 9th to celebrate 5th year of operations.  Kid friendly activities – marine creature face painting, puppet making and fish rubbing will be available between 12 and 3.

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SSEA the Sound Cruise – September 16th

This September 16th, the Estuarium is celebrating 10 years of our SSEA the Sound Cruise! Join us for what will be an amazing day on the water, discussing large marine mammals and enjoying tasty treats and birthday cake to mark our anniversary.

DATE: September 16, 2018, 1 – 5 PM
EDUCATIONAL FOCUS: Marine Mammals
PRESENTER: Casey Mclean, Director SR3 (Sealife response +rehab + research).

Click HERE for TICKETS

$85 non-members ($100 after September 7th)
$75 members ($90 after September 7th).

We thank the cruise attendees, presenters, and businesses that support important Puget Sound Estuarium’s education programs!

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Casey Mclean, Director and Marine Veterinary Nurse will discuss efforts to build the first marine animal rehabilitation and science center in Washington State. Hear Casey’s first-hand accounts about marine animal rehabilitation, threats our local wildlife face, and the need for a rehabilitation center in our region.

SR3 is a collaborative organization that is supported by the community. Current activities include disentangling sea lions and large whales from fishing gear, responding to stranded or injured marine wildlife, and studying cetacean health with an emphasis on resident orca whales.

Specimens Casey will bring with her are a sea otter pelt, large whale and small whale baleen, orca tooth, whale vertebrae, seal pelt, sea lion whiskers.

Tasty Treats: As usual we will have tasty treats, coffee/tea, water, plus the 10th birthday cake. No host bar is also available.

2018 CRUISE SPONSOR:
Nancy LaPointe, Navigate Financial

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Open Hours & Shark Month Update

The Estuarium will be closed again this Saturday, August 4th. We will be open Sunday, the 5th with half priced admissions. Our back room will still be closed off to the public as smoke damage in that section is still being addressed.

While our facilities are still recovering, our team is still keeping busy in the community! Join us tomorrow starting at 10:00 AM at the Thurston County Fair. Our booth will be set up with a number of Shark Month inspired activities and education, as well as a hands on Ocean Acidification demonstration!

We are extending Shark Month into August!
Shark talks are being rescheduled. Dr. Dayv Lowry’s shark talk will be held

August 11th, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Sandy Zeiner’s shark talk has been rescheduled for August 25th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

The Estuarium is warmed by the community support we’ve received during this process. Thank you for all for your patience, our facilities will be open fully soon!

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